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Archive for October, 2012

ATV News’ Cache Rendezvous celebrates the Halloween season

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ATV News’ Cache Rendezvous celebrates the Halloween season

LOGAN—Welcome to the annual Halloween edition of Cache Rendezvous, ATV News’ magazine news program. This week, terror in the Little Bear Bottoms Corn Maze and the Haunted River Trail. What do USU Engineering students do with pumpkins when they’re done? ...

Presidential candidate blasts press for short-changing U.S. citizens

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Presidential candidate blasts press for short-changing U.S. citizens

By D. Whitney Smith LOGAN—Rocky Anderson, former mayor of Salt Lake City and current Justice Party presidential candidate, told a USU audience Friday about the polarizing, increasingly criminal nature of two-party politics in the United States, and the failure of news ...

Rocky Anderson: 3rd party presidential candidate comes to USU

Sunday, October 28th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

LOGAN—Justice Party presidential candidate Rocky Anderson came to Utah State University Friday to criticize the dominant two-party political system and a “deceptive” press for marginalizing citizens and democracy. [caption id="attachment_8460" align="alignleft" width="343"] American citizens are being misled and misinformed by an ...

ATV News: Tibetan monks, LDS Democrats, Pumpkin Walk & sports

Friday, October 26th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ATV News: Tibetan monks, LDS Democrats, Pumpkin Walk & sports

By the ATV News Team LOGAN—The latest Utah State and Northern Utah news from the ATV News team: Tibetan monks; the last days of the election campaign; ballot measures; LDS Democrats are afraid to come out of the closet; Chinese Christian ...

Public hearing on short-term rentals in Providence gets no response

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Public hearing on short-term rentals in Providence gets no response

By Dani Hayes PROVIDENCE – A public hearing regarding short-term property rentals drew no citizen attendance at a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Wednesday, even though the issue was hotly debated in September. “I guess they just didn’t care to have a ...

Landmark Construction wins contract for Smithfield Civic Center

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Landmark Construction wins contract for Smithfield Civic Center

By Katie Swain SMITHFIELD – City Council members voted Wednesday to allot $90,920 to begin construction on the east entrance of the Smithfield Civic Center. The contract was awarded to Landmark Construction. “Landmark Construction is by far our cheapest option here,” said ...

School board discusses rezoning of Logan’s gravel pit area

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on School board discusses rezoning of Logan’s gravel pit area

By Heidi Vaughan LOGAN - Future zoning decisions could have detrimental impact on local schools. Will the Board of Education be heard by the Logan Municipal Council? “The city needs to be sensitive in the planning process,” said Superintendent Marshal Garrett at ...

Where does taxpayer money go? Richmond’s recorder knows

Sunday, October 21st, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Where does taxpayer money go? Richmond’s recorder knows

By Heidi Vaughan RICHMOND – Taxpayers want to know where their dollars are being spent. Are they being spent wisely? Justin Lewis, Richmond's city recorder, knows where the money goes. Much of the money spent by Richmond comes three different funds: the ...

Obama-Romney too close to call, opinion pollster tells USU audience

Sunday, October 21st, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Obama-Romney too close to call, opinion pollster tells USU audience

By Shayna Marcure LOGAN -- “I’m going to talk about politics because it is that time of the year,” began  Gary Langer, founder and president of Langer Research Associates, at Wednesday’s Common Hour presentation in the Taggart Student Center. Langer is a ...

Smithfield cyclist survives crash, shows up for his own benefit dinner

Sunday, October 21st, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Smithfield cyclist survives crash, shows up for his own benefit dinner

By Katie Swain SMITHFIELD – They call him Miracle Man. After an extreme bicycling accident on July 7, Smithfield resident Scott Archibald feels blessed to be alive. Hit by a truck coming down Emigration Canyon, Archibald broke or bruised every bone ...

Richmond Lions join with Logan couple to give glasses to the masses

Sunday, October 21st, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Richmond Lions join with Logan couple to give glasses to the masses

Story and photo by Heidi Vaughan RICHMOND – Out of the box and into the bubbles, that’s where your donated eyeglasses go when they get into the hands of the Lions Club. Recently members of the Richmond club rolled up their ...

Opinion: Book nazis—Keep your mitts off my reading lists!

Sunday, October 21st, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Opinion: Book nazis—Keep your mitts off my reading lists!

By Ted Pease It’s incredible to me that busy-bodies spent so much of their time and energy last year trying to banish books from library shelves. “Incredible” in its literal sense: I can’t believe that anyone in 2012 a) is still ...

Rocky Anderson comes to USU to talk press & presidential politics

Friday, October 19th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

LOGAN—In what will likely be the only Logan appearance by a 2012 presidential candidate, Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party will come to Utah State University on Friday, Oct. 26, to deliver a talk on “mass deception” in the press, ...

Aggie TV News—$512M+, canal lawsuit, sports & more

Friday, October 19th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Aggie TV News—$512M+, canal lawsuit, sports & more

LOGAN—The news team at Aggie TV News has a umber in mind: $512,861,410. That’s the amount Aggie donors have contributed to USU’s capital campaign. In other news, USU fires its longtime head tennis coach, Christian Wright. Landowners file a lawsuit ...

Craving a little freak out? Try the Heritage Center’s Haunted Hallow

Monday, October 15th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Craving a little freak out? Try the Heritage Center’s Haunted Hallow

By Shayna Marcure WELLSVILLE -- For a spooky evening with the family, for a haunted date night or even for an exhilarating time with some friends, American West Heritage Center is  hosting its annual Old West Corn Maze and Haunted Hallow ...

Smithfield residents say thanks to city with 150 + 3 birthday party

Monday, October 15th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Smithfield residents say thanks to city with 150 + 3 birthday party

By Katie Swain SMITHFIELD – Founded Oct. 10, 1859, Smithfield reached its sesquicentennial in 2009. However, there was no official commemoration for it that year. In the spirit of better late than never, the Smithfield Historical Society hosted a commemorative program ...

Mountain Crest volleyball bounces Bonneville

Monday, October 15th, 2012 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Mountain Crest volleyball bounces Bonneville

By Curtis Lundstrom HYRUM -- With three games left in the regular season, the race for the Region 5 volleyball title is a two-team scrum. Clinging to a one-game advantage at the start of Thursday, the Mountain Crest girls volleyball team took ...

Mendon approves building permits in order to pay for water pipe

Monday, October 15th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mendon approves building permits in order to pay for water pipe

By Brandon Fonda MENDON – City Council members voted to allow 15 building permits through Oct. 15, 2013, in order to fund a new water pipe. This is the first time in three years that any permits have been allowed. The permits ...

Providence P&Z gives approval to Sunrise Acres for new road

Monday, October 15th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Providence P&Z gives approval to Sunrise Acres for new road

By Dani Hayes PROVIDENCE – Sunrise Acres got the go-ahead to construct a new road after the Planning and Zoning Commission approved the company’s final plat for a new residential subdivision. The road will continue 330 West running between 600 South and ...

N. Logan council and planning commission close to final ordinance

Monday, October 15th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on N. Logan council and planning commission close to final ordinance

By Jessica Sonderegger NORTH LOGAN—After two joint workshops and approximately eight hours of debate and discussion, The Planning Commission is feeling confident with their newfound direction. “I doubt there will be another joint workshop,” said Planning Commission Chair Mark Hancey. There has ...